Since 1971, A New Leaf has faithfully worked in service to our mission of “Helping Families…Changing Lives,” making a positive impact in the lives of more than 34,000 people each year in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.
Services focus on HEALTH, HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, offering a continuum of support to move households from crisis to long-term health and stability. A New Leaf continues to grow to respond to needs in our community by developing comprehensive, relevant, and effective services for vulnerable and underserved families, children, and adults.
A New Leaf is currently seeking a Director of Community Engagement to join our amazing Philanthropy Team!
Schedule: Monday - Friday
Pay Range: $60,000 - $65,000 (DOE)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This position interacts with all levels, both inside and outside the agency. General responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Be an informed community ambassador for the organization, mission, programs, and clients served, upholding A New Leaf’s values of Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Clarity of Purpose, and Passion for Results
Oversee private grants team, working in collaboration to develop strategies for meeting revenue goals
Actively collaborate with Philanthropy Committee members, Board, leadership, and Philanthropy team, for developing strategies to engage donors and to meet revenue goals
Follow up on leads to engage new and existing funders, making use of research, existing relationships, and historical data to connect funders to investment opportunities in programs, services, and special projects, as well as volunteer opportunities, in-kind donations/services, and event sponsorships
Coordinate and facilitate presentations, utilizing marketing materials and AV presentations
Coordinate and facilitate program tours for members of corporations, foundations, civic groups, and community groups
Assist with media and public relations activities as needed
Oversee and assist with private grant development process, including drafting compelling cover letters, letters of intent and full proposals, developing budgets in partnership with Finance Department, submitting complete proposals in a timely manner, and producing thank you letters, reports and follow-up letters
Oversee and assist with coordinating public relations, social media, check presentations, and other recognition activities for funding partners
Oversee procedures for stewardship of grants
Assist in coordinating corporate volunteer opportunities to foster grant opportunities
Connect with civic leaders and outside organizations to foster collaboration and resource development
Attend and participate in Grants & Programs Strategy (GPS) meetings.
Attend and participate in Philanthropy staff meetings and other internal meetings relevant to the position
Oversee and contribute to weekly snapshot/activity report for private grants
Attend and represent A New Leaf at conferences, seminars, external boards/committees and other community networking opportunities as appropriate
Maintain, and actively engage in professional memberships associations, such as Association of Fundraising Professionals, for networking opportunities and for professional development to build skills relative to position
Bachelor’s Degree in field relevant to position
Five (5) years of experience in fund development for non-profit human services organization
Three (3) years of experience working with corporate and foundation grants, possessing strong writing skills, experience with project/proposal development, and grant stewardship activities
Experience with developing fundraising engagement strategies with corporations, foundations, and community groups, and working to meet ambitious revenue goals
Experience with developing and delivering presentations publicly for large and small groups
Experience with coordinating and facilitating program tours
Ability to effectively connect the community with the organization’s mission and the challenges and successes experienced by clients served - strong storytelling skills
Ability to build and maintain positive and collaborative internal relationships with Philanthropy team members, Executive leadership, Board members, and program staff
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience with leading and supervising staff
Must be a self-starter, able to handle multiple projects at the same time
Possess analytical and problem solving skills with an ability to devise creative solutions
Experience maintaining detailed donor records utilizing professional donor management software such as Raiser’s Edge
Understanding of financial data and agency/program budgets
Only those candidates with the experience and qualifications that correspond to our requirements may be contacted by a member of our hiring department.
Please wait to hear from us; do not call the Human Resources Department to check on the status of your application. NO PHONE CALLS. No Third Party or Temp Agencies.
We appreciate your interest in our organization. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
A New Leaf is an at-will employer. Any offer of employment with A New Leaf is contingent upon a successful consumer report to include verification of driving records, employment, education, and criminal background search.
A New Leaf is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and participates in the E-Verify program. A New Leaf participates in el program de E-Verify. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Number: 1036
About A New Leaf
Founded in 1971 by Dorothy Mitchell and Larry Simmons, A New Leaf, a non-profit organization providing diverse programs serving people facing challenges and crises for which counseling and related services can help to address community needs for prevention and rehabilitation. A New Leaf provides programs addressing: Shelter & Transitional Housing; Domestic Violence & Homeless Services; Youth Residential Services (treatment programs specializing in services for youth with behavioral health needs) and Foster Care Services.